Monthly Archives: November 2015

Nail-a-holics Experience

I always had my manicure and pedicure at the comforts of our home. My mom will just text her “Suki Manicurista” to visit our home and do a home service to us. It is much cheaper contrary to what other people might be thinking because we live in the province.

Today I have experienced for the first time a manicure-pedicure services at a posh spa in Centrio Ayala Mall at Cagayan de Oro City because the boyfie insisted. He told me that I should experience it even for once in my life, without thinking how much will I be spending in such Spa.

This is Rubi and she did a good job in attending to my needs. Aside from cleaning my nails and putting my preferred nail polish, she gently massage my arms and legs too.

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The downside of having to be serviced at a posh spa is that they have so many customers, I went there at around 1 pm and the receptionist told me that they will just call me after 45 minutes. They have different promos but the receptionist didn’t offer it to me and I don’t know why. She just asked me what I need and I told her that I want to have my nails done. After an hour or so, Rubi finished in cleaning and putting on some nails polish on my hand and feet and it sure looks great.
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I paid 500php for my nails (250php for my hands and 250php for my feet). Their services is for 200ph for fingernails and 200php for your toenails but I have chosen the branded nail polish so I have to pay the extra 50php for hands and another 50php for my feet. I gave a tip to Rubi too for being so nice to me.

Taking Gifting to the Next Level

Today is the last day to join Nuffnang’s Merry SM Christmas Blogger Contest and I have finally decided to join it. I have been thinking on what to write for this contest and I have finally found the answer while browsing my old photo albums in my Facebook Page.

You see, I don’t usually post my Christmas Wish List because nobody has been giving into my demands. Nobody really cared to give me something because they think that my Christmas wishes are expensive or maybe they think that I already have it all so they don’t need to give me any Christmas presents. Well, my Christmas Wish List includes a new pair of eye glasses ( I only have one pair and I believe that I need a spare because sometimes I forget to bring them and I cannot read anymore without my eye glasses) , a shoe rack (the one I got from an online shop sucks, it always gets broken and won’t stay in one place), and a leather seat cover for my car (I have been dreaming to buy one but just couldn’t afford it just yet and it’s quite out of my budget).

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The Christmas gift ideas for my loved ones this year are :

  • For my Dad – I want to give him a new shaver, he’s growing his beard and I don’t like it.
  • For my Mom – I want to give her a new pair of slippers, she’s not into shoes and sandals, so I will give her what she wants and needs.
  • For my Fiance – I want to give him Nike train shorts because he needs it more than ever, especially now that they will have their Basketball Game for the Christmas Season.
  • For my Son – I want to give him a new pair of school shoes, the one he is currently using still looks good but I think he outgrew it already.
  • For my Daughter – I want to give her lots of double A and triple A batteries for her electronic toys and dolls.
  • For my brothers – I want to give them new polo shirts to wear for Christmas Eve.

And for the Last Question “How do you plan to give back to others this Christmas?” here is my million dollar answer :

I plan to give back to others this Christmas by joining the activities prepared by our Philippine Army to our Lumad brothers in Bukidnon. It is not a secret that we have many IDPs (Internally Displaced People) in Bukidnon right now because of so many problems that these Lumads are currently facing. There are those who run away from their ancestral land for the reason that armed rebels had attacked them and they decided to flee to save their lives. These people needs help, they don’t have any property, they don’t have a home, they don’t have work, they don’t have anything to eat anymore. They need support, they need medical attention, and they need us more than ever. A little help goes a long way, so I did ask my friends to give what they can, be it used clothing, pre-loved toys from their kids, and food to ease the hunger that our Lumad brothers are currently facing. We will be conducting medical and dental mission because our Philippine Army have doctors and dentists, but we lack medicines, so I am trying to find people who could help us with it. I hope by posting this Gift-Giving idea in my blog post, I could find people who will help in one way or another.

Another way for you to participate in Season of Gifting is through here :  Check out the SM Cares Bears of Joy campaign and know how you can take part in the season of “gift-ing” (http://smcares.com.ph/newsevents/?p=993)

I have joined a lot of alternative Christmas Party for our Lumad brothers for the past 2 years and I can say that it was successful and life-changing. A close friend of mine started his Dream and Action Foundation 4 years ago, this year will be the 5th year of gift-giving to our Lumad Brothers in different municipalities here in Bukidnon Province. We gather our old but usable clothes, pre-loved toys, and food that we could share every year to give to our Lumad Brothers during the Christmas Party that we celebrate with them. We also ask some of our family and friends for support so that we can cater more people every year.

Here are some of the photos that we had during the events:

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Spruce Winner

We went to a Spruce Shop to buy a pair of slippers for my brother because he needed a new one. They got this promo that you can buy one umbrella if you purchase 1500php worth of slippers. I wanted to have two umbrellas so I bought a pair of slippers for myself too. I paid around 3500php for my purchase including the two new umbrellas.

When I get to the counter they asked me to fill up a raffle coupon because they also have a raffle promo, I never really care though because I only want the umbrella, but still I filled up the 2 raffle coupons and went home.

After a month, somebody called me through an unknown number and because I don’t usually answer calls I send them a text message asking who they are and what they want. The person on the other line replied me and told me that they are from Spruce Ph – Valencia Bukidnon branch and that I won in their raffle promo. They called me again and they told me that I indeed won in the recent promo. I was happy and excited because they told me that it was 5000php worth of shopping spree in all their items.

I was hesitant at first though but went I went to their store, together with my mom who is also excited like me, it was indeed TRUE! Yes, I won 5000php worth of Gift Certificates and I was like, OHHHHH YEAHHHH, LUCKY ME!

So these are the GCs that they gave me:

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Of course, I asked my little brother to take a photo of me together with my PRIZE.

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